FAQ

Psychotherapy

Q: Why should I interview a potential therapist?
A: An educated consumer is the best kind! The quality of psychotherapy ranges from excellent to awful. It is as important as hiring a potential governess for your precious child. It is an opportunity to rigorously question a perspective therapist in any area of concern. To fully understand their training, education and how they may help you.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: Some. In addition, I offer a sliding payment scale. I will be more than happy to discuss the details during the initial consultation.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Yes. I accept all major credit cards.
Q: What are some of the benefits of talk therapy?
A: Benefits of talk therapy: Healthier relationships in general, such as in career, family and friends Helps to accentuate joy and fun into your daily life Develop more intimatcy in your love relationships Improved self awareness Stronger sense of self Learn to be gentle to yourself and others Feel justified about all feelings, especially hurt and anger Improves the overall quality of your life
Q: What is your expertise?
A: My expertise is the study of how people come to think, feel and behave the way they do.

Yoga

Q: Who can do yoga?
A: Anyone can participate in a yoga. There is a yoga practice for everyone, regardless of your limitations. Benefits of yoga include: creating a toned, flexible, strong body and mind, as well as improves respiration, energy, and vitality.
Q: How can yoga help anxiety?
A: The yoga practice focuses on calmness, creating a relaxed mind, deep breathing and developing inner peace. By embracing the teachings of yoga and learning to apply them to your daily life, you will be able to successfully use it to reduce anxiety and stress.
Q: Why is Yoga a good modality for reducing psychological distress?
A: Jon Kabat Zinn and Dr. H. Benson have emphasized the effects of psychological distress. An example of this relationship is the flight or fight response. When we are is this state, due to some experience, such as our perceiving a threat to our safety or over analyzing a negative interaction. Your muscles become tense, your heart rate increases, your digestion can be disturbed and you’re breathing can become shallow. Yoga and mediation can be an excellent modality to treat and understand your thoughts and behavior. When you truly practice yoga, you are able to find a calm and steady mind.
Q: What is a yoga pose to help depression?
A: Paschimottanasana (Seat Forward Bend)
Q: What are the benefits of Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
A: Lotus Pose is the ultimate yoga pose. It calms the brain and stimulates the pelvis, spine, abdomen, and bladder.
Q: What are the effects of stress
A: Stress is associated with psychosomatic disorders such as hypertension, heart disease, ulcers, overeating, diabetes, addiction to sugar, alcohol, tobacco, and other narcotics. Stress is also considered responsible for social prblems such as abuse, marital problems, and divorce. “If you’re feeling stressed, it may benefit you to talk to a therapist.”